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Will ensure your hearing solution fits your lifestyle
Mel Miller, Ph.D., CCC-A
Doctor of Audiology
Accepts patients for diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss
Specializes in tinnitus and pediatric audiology
Has practiced audiology for over 30 years
Has been on the faculty of three universities and has owned private practices in Oklahoma City and Dallas.
Curt Whitcomb, Au.D, CCC-A, FAAA
Consultant, Doctor of Audiology
Over 21 years experience
Consultant to area Physicians and Hospitals providing expert advice and audiological services
Developed first and only newborn screening program at St. Luke’s and NICU, testing high-risk infants with Auditory Brainstem Response.
He is very gratified to be in a position to improve the quality of life of the hearing impaired.
What do we mean to the communities in which we serve?
Comprehensive hearing care
Diagnosis and treatment of hearing issues.
Offer only tinnitus treatment in our community. Closest other tinnitus treatment is Seattle.
Offer pediatrics treatments.
We will ensure our patients receive solutions served with integrity.
75 days of hearing retraining is offered to ensure all patients adjust properly to their new hearing devices. If not satisfied , they will receive their money back (up to 75 days)!
We received the Integrity Counts award from the Better Business Bureau and we’ve been in business for 20 years.
Both of these are indicators of solid business practices.
Treasure Valley Hearing & Balance A new kind of hearing center Our solutions are about OUR PATIENTS ! Applying pillars of quality on top our what each patient’s life is about creates a more CUSTOM-FITTED SOLUTION , specific to each patient. Gaining an understanding of each individual’s lifestyle, job environment, recreational demands, day-to –day demands…..
1/3 of these have been affected, at least in part, by noise
Successful treatment of hearing loss is associated with higher earning power
Approximately 14.9% of children in the U.S. have hearing loss serious enough to interfere with daily communication.
It is recommended that at age 45 everyone should have a baseline hearing test as part of a complete annual health exam.
The estimated cost in lost earnings due to untreated hearing loss is $122 billion annually.
At a 15% tax bracket, the cost to businesses could be in excess of $18 billion due to unrealized returns to the company.
The Friends & Family Better Hearing Plan was developed to provide affordable access to hearing services. Use of this program ensures that you and those you care about are receiving the best services for prevention and treatment of hearing loss.
More Than Just an Inconvenience Psychological Consequences of Hearing Difficulty Physical Consequences of Hearing Difficulty
“ Bess ”: Individuals with hearing loss exhibited a significant higher degree of health related difficulties such as hypertension
“ Dye and Peak”: After 6 weeks of hearing aid utilization, people showed improvements in several areas of psychological function such as depression and isolation
“ Mulrow”: significant increase in social, cognitive, emotional and depression measures within 4 weeks of hearing aid utilization.
Studies show a direct relationship between hearing loss & dementia
More Personal… and Much More Complicated Relationship Consequences of Hearing Difficulty